I DREW A CENTRAL DEER TAG THIS YEAR, SO MY "DEDICATED HUNTER" TOOK ME UP HOBBLE CREEK CANYON TO GET A BIG ONE! ON OPENING MORNING WE LEFT AT 5:00AM, WENT AND PICKED UP ANOTHER "DEDICATED HUNTER" (DUSTY P.). THE THREE OF US PLANNED TO HIKE UP A MOUNTAIN SIDE AND BE ON TOP BY SUNRISE. SHORTLY AFTER WE STARTED HIKING, I REALIZED HOW OUT OF SHAPE I AM. I HAD TO STOP ABOUT EVERY TWENTY FEET TO TAKE A BREATHER! ONCE WE FINALLY GOT TO THE TOP, THE SUN WAS STARTING TO RISE. TO SAY THE LEAST, ONCE THE SUN CAME UP AND WE COULD SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON AROUND US, WE REALIZED WE WERE SURROUNDED BY OTHER HUNTERS. THERE WERE SO MANY GUN SHOTS, I WAS SCARED WE WERE GOING TO GET SHOT! WE ONLY ENDED UP SEEING SMALL BUCKS AND MANY DOE'S. NO LUCK ON OPENING MORNING. THE NEXT TIME WE HAD A CHANCE TO GO OUT, DUSTY'S DAD TOOK US TO AN AREA HE HAD SPECIAL PERMISSION TO GO INTO. WE DID SEE MANY MORE BIG BUCKS THEN, BUT MOST WERE TOO FAR TO SHOOT. I DID HAVE A CHANCE TO SHOOT A VERY SMALL TWO POINT, BUT I DECIDED NOT TO. THAT'S THE STORY OF MY UNSUCCESSFUL DEER HUNT. MAYBE I'LL HAVE MORE LUCK NEXT YEAR IF I DRAW A TAG.
Morgan and Mylee decided to be cheerleaders this year for Halloween. Thanks to Katie, I haven't had to buy hardly any costumes. We went to the good old ward trunk-or-treat. Then we went to visit grandpa and great grandpa Vest. We were home by 8:30 and in bed by 9:00, it was great!
Mylee saw some scary costumes and decided to hide in the trunk.
For mom's birthday this year we rented the Wilkinson's pool. The kids of course wouldn't even get out of the pool until they absolutely had to. We all had a good time hanging out and celebrating mom's birthday! We love you mom!
CORY WOULD KILL ME IF HE KNEW I DID THIS, BUT I GOT A KICK OUT OF IT! SO WE HAVE A NEIGHBOR THAT HAS A RASPBERRY FIELD AND WILL SELL YOU NOT ONLY THE RASPBERRIES, BUT THE KIT TO MAKE FREEZER JAM. SINCE CORY LOVES RASPBERRIES, HE DECIDED TO GET SOME. I THOUGHT CERTAINLY THEY WOULD GO BAD OR HE'D RELY ON ME TO MAKE IT. BUT TO MY SURPRISE, WHEN I GOT HOME FROM WORK LAST THURSDAY HE HAD MADE HIS FREEZER JAM! I HAVE TO ADMIT, HE'S TURNED INTO QUITE THE DOMESTIC DADDY!
AFTER A LITTLE PRACTICE SUNDAY AND MONDAY, MORGAN LEARNED HOW TO RIDE A BIKE WITHOUT TRAINING WHEELS! SHE WANTED TO GIVE UP SEVERAL TIMES, BUT I BRIBED HER ENOUGH THAT SHE KEPT GOING. SURE ENOUGH, SHE KEPT GOING AND FINALLY IT JUST CLICKED! SHE WAS SO PROUD OF HERSELF AND THEN SHE DIDN'T WANT TO STOP. IT WAS SO CUTE TO WATCH HER GO FURTHER AND FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD, TURN AROUND, AND COME BACK WITH A BIG OLD GRIN ON HER FACE. GOOD JOB MORGIE!
Oh Hogle Zoo... Whenever we get back from going to the zoo, I wonder why we went! Most of the animals are sleeping or you can't even see them. So here's my advice if you go to the zoo. First of all... take the train ride first. Otherwise, the kids will be crying the whole time wondering when their going to get on the train. Second of all, don't expect too much excitement from the animals. The only thing new to me since I went with my pre-school class was the albino alligator. So, basically, it's worth going about every 20 years!!! Just kidding! It's not about me, it's all about the kids.